Facile reduction of poly(2,5-dialkoxy-p-phenylene ethynylene)s: An efficient route for the synthesis of poly(2,5-dialkoxy-p-xylylene)s

J. Benjamin Beck, Akshay Kokil, Dale Ray, Stuart J. Rowan, Christoph Weder

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A study was carried out to show that diimide generated from p-toluenesulfonhydrazide and tripropylamine is a convenient and very effective reagent for the hydrogenation of PPEs under mild and undemanding conditions. In the initial experiments, this protocol was employed to reduce two different PPE derivatives to the corresponding poly(p-xylene)s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-593
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 29
Externally publishedYes


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